Al Baik Fried Chicken

Al Baik Fried Chicken
Al Baik is to Saudi Arabia what KFC is to the rest of the world. This recipe provides a make-at-home version of Al Baik fried chicken.
  • 1 chicken, jointed (optional - remove skin)
For the marinade
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp hot paprika
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
For the coating
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup cornflour (corn starch)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 beaten eggs
  1. Prepare the marinade by mixing together all the marinade ingredients.
  2. Stab the chicken pieces all over with a fork.
  3. Rub the marinade really well into the chicken pieces.
  4. Place the chicken pieces on a plate and spoon on any remaining marinade.
  5. Cover and chill for 6-8 hours.
  6. Mix together the flour, cornflour and baking powder (the dry mix).
  7. Take each chicken piece in turn and dip it first into the dry mix, then the beaten egg, then once more in the dry mix.
  8. Deep fry the chicken pieces at 180°C/360°F for about 15 minutes.
  9. Remove the chicken pieces from the oil and place on some kitchen paper to drain.
  10. Serve with fries, salad and garlic dip.
Titli's Tips
The nutritional information given is per chicken piece and should be used as a guide only. Thigh pieces contain more fat than the breast pieces, for example.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 250 12%
Calories from Fat 90
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Unsaturated Fat cholesterol=80.0g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 4.0g 1%
Dietary Fibre 0.3g 1%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 16.0g 32%
Cholesterol 0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.